Your little one has expressed his/her desire to become a proficient dancer, what do you do? The first step would be to get your bundle of joy into a quality dance school; but, just like many parents who came before you, you’ll start to realise that looking for a good dance school is an entirely different ball game to looking for formal schools.
Luckily for you, we’ve got the answers to help you make the best possible decision. We’ll take you through five of the most important factors you need to think about when dance school hunting. Drop us a comment over here to let us know if these tips are useful, we appreciate the feedback!
What’s the size of the classroom? Can you watch your child perform?
When it comes to a more personal teaching experience for each child, smaller dance studios are always the better option. The small size allows the teachers to keep a close eye on each learner, maintain more control of lessons, as well as allowing the children to learn more while having fun.
Another important thing to consider is whether you’ll be allowed to watch your kids perform or not. Many studios have two-way mirrors to allow parents to watch their kids dance without distracting them; this is important when you want to keep track of your child’s progress.
What type of dance floor do they use?
Dancing requires a lot of jumping and strenuous physical movements that can put stress on your child’s bones and joints. Since most dance footwear doesn’t provide cushioning, it’s best to get a dance school that has a studio with sprung floors.
The surface of the floor is also important to consider. Vinyl composite flooring is the internationally accepted surface layer to use for recreational and professional dance studios because this material allows dancers to slide with a degree of “controlled” slip, but are not slippery so there is less risk of slips and falls.
Are the teachers qualified? What dance styles do they teach?
In many parts of the world, dance instructors aren’t licenced. This allows anyone with dance skills to pass as a qualified instructor, a factor that can have a negative outcome for your child. Be sure to ask your dance academy about their teachers’ backgrounds to ensure that your child gets the best education possible.
Our dance instructors are all qualified to mould your little one into a world-class dancer. We offer instruction in several dance styles, give us a call or drop us an email to learn more!
How many teachers are present during a lesson?
For each child to get the attention they need, a studio should have more than one teacher. Having several instructors, or assistants, will ensure that each learner is observed, assisted and corrected at every turn, thus enhancing their learning experience.
How good is the customer service at the studio?
Life is spontaneous and things happen at the speed of life. It would be in your best interest to stay in the loop with the latest news coming out of your chosen studio. You’ll also want to have a direct line of contact to the studio’s managers to ensure that your child is always kept safe.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about what our dance academy can do for you and your little bundle of joy.